Thylacopteris

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Thylacopteris

Description

Medium-sized ferns.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:
Throughout Malesia.

Anatomy

Anatomy:

Taxonomy

Thylacopteris is unique among the Polypodiaceae with clathrate scales in having an abscission line between the pinnae and the midrib, although this line is hardly ever seen to be functional. In most other characters the genus is rather similar to Goniophlebium, to which it is probably closely allied. The two species of Thylacopteris have sometimes been considered as conspecific, but their differences are clear and consistent.

Citation

C. Chr. & Holttum - in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 1934: 304
Hennipman et al. - in Kramer & Green, Fam. & Genera Vasc. Pl. 1. 1990: 228
Rödl-Linder - in Blumea. 1994: 351
Copel., Gen. Fil. 1947: 181